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How do you find overall velocity

  1. Jan 4, 2004 #1
    I am working on a trebuchet project and I am wondering how do you calculate overall velocity
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 4, 2004 #2
    you mean the vector components of velocity? x,y?

    vx = v * cos a
    vy = v * sin a

    v = sqrt(vx^2 + vy^2)

    a = angle of velocity.
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